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Alternatives to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Heroku Postgres, Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, ElephantSQL, and Database Labs are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.
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What is Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and what are its top alternatives?

Amazon RDS manages complex and time-consuming administrative tasks such as PostgreSQL software installation and upgrades, storage management, replication for high availability and back-ups for disaster recovery. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can deploy a PostgreSQL database with automatically configured database parameters for optimal performance. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances can be provisioned with either standard storage or Provisioned IOPS storage. Once provisioned, you can scale from 10GB to 3TB of storage and from 1,000 IOPS to 30,000 IOPS.
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is a tool in the PostgreSQL as a Service category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

  • Heroku Postgres

    Heroku Postgres

    Heroku Postgres provides a SQL database-as-a-service that lets you focus on building your application instead of messing around with database management. ...

  • Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL

    Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL

    Cloud SQL offers high performance, scalability, and convenience. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform, Cloud SQL provides a database infrastructure for applications running anywhere. ...

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides a managed database service for app development and deployment that allows you to stand up a PostgreSQL database in minutes and scale on the fly – on the cloud you trust most. ...

  • ElephantSQL

    ElephantSQL

    ElephantSQL hosts PostgreSQL on Amazon EC2 in multiple regions and availability zones. The servers are continuously transferring the Write-Ahead-Log (the transaction log) to S3 for maximum reliability. ...

  • Database Labs

    Database Labs

    We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator. ...

  • Crunchy Bridge

    Crunchy Bridge

    It is a fully-managed database as a service. It takes care of backups, high availability, monitoring. Additionally, it is multi-cloud supporting AWS and Azure and comes with PL/Python3u and PL/R for more powerful work. ...

  • PaaS DB PostgreSQL

    PaaS DB PostgreSQL

    A simple product to get an operational database without any pain about server management, security settings and upgrading. We provide resources to instanciate your database (PostgreSQL 9.4). Our goal is to propose this service with an hourly billing. ...

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I could spin up an Amazon EC2 instance and install PostgreSQL myself, review latest configuration best practices, sort Amazon EBS storage for data, set up a snapshot process etc.

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